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14 JANUARY 2013

High Street music retailer HMV to appoint administrator

"Music and DVD chain HMV, which employs about 4,350 staff, has confirmed it will appoint an administrator, making it the latest High Street casualty. Deloitte will run the 239–store chain while it assesses prospects for the business and seeks potential buyers. Trading in HMV shares on the London Stock Exchange are being suspended, the company said in a statement. ... [Neil Saunders, the managing director of retail analyst firm Conlumin] said that although the HMV brand 'certainly has some value' for potential buyers, the current business model was dead. "The bottom line is that there is no real future for physical retail in the music sector," he said."

(BBC News, 14 January 2013)

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Simon Perkins
15 DECEMBER 2012

The Ghosts of Oxford Street: Malcolm McLaren's 1991 musical interpretation of London's famous shopping street

"From humble country road to the the most fashionable street in Europe, Oxford Street has been home to such colourful characters as highwayman Jack Wild, writer and opium addict Thomas de Quincy and shopping impresario Gordon Selfridge.

The Happy Mondays, Rebel MC, Tom Jones and Sinead O'Connor join in a unique and eclectic musical celebration of this retail mecca and its history."

(Channel 4)

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1991 • Alison Limerick • Ann of Oxford Street • Anne Lambton • Bryony Brind • Channel 4 • choirs • Christmas • Christmas past • citycolourful characterscountry road • Duke of York • eclectic • fashionable street • Gordon Selfridge • highwayman • history • impresario • interpretation • Jack Wild • John Altman • John Pickard • King George • Kirsty MacColl • Kitty Fisher • Lady Archer • Leigh Bowery • London • Malcolm McLaren • Matthew Byam-Shaw • music • musical • musical (genre) • musical celebration • musical interpretation • Nick Musker • opium addict • Oxford Street • Rebecca Frayn • Rebel MC • retail history • retail mecca • Rowetta Satchell • Shane MacGowan • Shaun Ryder • shopping • Sinead OConnor • The Ghosts of Oxford Street • The Happy Mondays • Thomas de Quincy • Tom Jones • Tommy Roberts • UK

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Simon Perkins
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